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Liam Parker

Project 125

Fundraising for Kerith Community Church

28 %
£36,202
raised of £125,000 target
by 110 supporters
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Kerith Community Church

Kerith Community Church is a Christian church of 800+.with a number of social action projects including free debt advice, a job club, addiction support, a Foodbank, housing advice and mentoring for ex offenders plus a development project in Serenje, Zambia an area impacted by HIV/AIDS

Charity Registration No. 1124519

Story

A problem has recently been brought to the attention of myself and about 400 young people that attend LIFE. The problem is this, that girls aged around 15 who live in Serenje, Zambia are struggling to finish their school education, in fact only 2% of them are making it through the entirety of their schooling life, which is 3 years. You may be thinking that maybe there isn't enough money for them to go to school or maybe that their families can't afford it or even that maybe there aren't enough teachers but no, all these things are in place. The school is ready to have them, the teachers are ready to teach and the families have made sacrifices to ensure that the girls have some accommodation during the schooling term. The reason that 98% of girls aren't making it through school is because when they live away from their families during the school term they are beaten and raped by men living in the surrounding area. Most of the girls fall pregnant or catch HIV/aids and if neither of these things happen to them well they just run away out of fear....wouldn't you?

However there is solution. A youth group in Bracknell. This youth group go by the name LIFE and they don't like the fact that 15 year old girls are getting raped and abused so they are going to do something about it. This inspiring, motivating, trend setting youth group have decide to raise £125,000 to build these girls a dormitory, a safe place that they can live during term times so they can focus on their education and be free from fear of abuse and rape. They have given this task a name, Project 125! The young people of Bracknell see themselves as world changers mainly because they are and they have decided to change the world of 100's of girls in Serenje.

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